A MAN who was Tasered while carrying a samurai sword faces prison after admitting another offence.

John Gunn had admitted possessing the “katana” Japanese sword at Three Bridges railway station in December.

Armed police had gone to the station, and he refused to hand it over, so they Tasered him.

The 27-year-old builder was due to be sentenced at Brighton Crown Court last month by Judge Shani Barnes.

She was angry with Gunn because he missed a meeting with the probation service because he still smelled of alcohol from the night before.

Nicholas Hamblin, defending Gunn, asked for the sentencing hearing to be adjourned so a probation report could be prepared.

He hoped that Gunn could complete a community order and get a suspended prison sentence.

Judge Barnes said: “You are asking me to give him yet another chance. He got drunk and didn’t turn up. Why would it be suitable to adjourn at all?

“He was seen in public with a samurai sword, this is a serious matter.”

She agreed to adjourn the sentencing hearing.

But just days later Gunn admitted possessing a lock knife in public near his home in Breydon Walk, Crawley.

Gunn, who has seven convictions for 18 offences, now faces the sentencing hearing tomorrow (May 7).